The Kogei World Competition in Kanazawa is an international competition meant to convey to the world what is new in kogei ("craft").
This competition serves to pursue artistic works that demonstrate a rich sense of expressivity, using the techniques and skill cultivated within the world of kogei to bring excellent concepts and ideas to life.
The goal is to find not just items that demonstrate superior artistic technique, but also kogei works that sharply demonstrate a deep sense of expressiveness of contemporary ideas.
The materials and techniques to be used include ceramics, metal, dyeing and weaving, lacquer, dolls, wood, bamboo, glass, leather, cloissoné, paper, and more.
We look forward to seeing the items you submit, providing a taste of a new era.
Items that pass the first judging round, as well as the items receiving awards, will be placed on exhibit at the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa from January 21 to February 11, 2017, for the 3rd Triennale of Kogei in Kanazawa.More information